First iPro(TM) Stereolithography Center in Benelux Running at Kemo B.V.

Company Integrates 3D Systems' Stereolithography Technology With Its Traditional CNC Machine Tool Activities

ROCK HILL, S.C., Feb. 12, 2009 - 3D Systems Corporation, a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions, announced today that it has installed its first iPro(TM) SLA® Precision Center in Benelux at Kemo B.V., a global engineering company that produces high-quality prototypes and functional models.

Kemo has purchased a new iPro(TM) 8000 SLA® Center to complement its CNC machining services when complex components are needed. The iPro(TM) 8000 is a high-productivity system that quickly builds parts with superior surface smoothness, feature resolution, edge definition and tolerances, rivaling the accuracy of CNC-machined parts.

"Until now, we relied on CNC machining and vacuum-casting for our model-making," said Marc Kemkens, Kemo's General Manager. "We are very impressed with the accuracy of 3D Systems' iPro(TM) Systems and the advanced properties of the company's Accura® Materials and believe that Stereolithography models will better satisfy our customers' needs for complex, direct manufacturing of consumer electronics, medical appliances and all types of engineering prototypes. It is exciting to be the first company in Benelux to offer iPro(TM) parts."

Kemo is running Accura® 60 Plastic for transparent models and tough
Accura® Xtreme Plastic for ABS-like components in its new iPro(TM) 8000 SLA® Center.

"We are pleased to deliver our next-generation Stereolithography technology to Kemo, an innovative company with an impressive list of international clients," said Greg Elfering, 3D Systems' European Vice President for Sales and Marketing. "We are thrilled that this CNC model-shop has invested in our cutting-edge Direct Manufacturing solutions to take its modeling business into a whole new level of quality, accuracy, speed, flexibility and cost-effectiveness."

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3-D Printing, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing solutions. Its systems and materials reduce the time and cost of designing products and facilitate direct and indirect manufacturing by creating actual parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used for design communication and prototyping as well as for production of functional end-use parts: Transform your products.

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About Kemo

Founded in 1987 as an engineering company, Kemo B.V. produces the highest quality prototypes and marketing models with a combination of traditional model-making, CNC machining, vacuum casting and paint spraying for customers around the world.

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